Treatment of ventricular tachycardia by transcatheter radiofrequency ablation in patients with ischemic heart disease.

@article{Kim1994TreatmentOV,
  title={Treatment of ventricular tachycardia by transcatheter radiofrequency ablation in patients with ischemic heart disease.},
  author={Y H Kim and G E Sosa-Suarez and T. G. Trouton and Sean O'Nunain and Stefan O\sswald and Brian A McGovern and Jeremy N. Ruskin and Hasan Garan},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1994},
  volume={89 3},
  pages={1094-102}
}
BACKGROUND Recurrent sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) is not responsive to antiarrhythmic drugs in the majority of patients, who therefore need therapy with nonpharmacological methods. We evaluated prospectively the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of transcatheter radiofrequency (RF) ablation of VT in 21 selected patients with ischemic heart disease and VT. METHODS AND RESULTS Twenty-one patients with ischemic heart disease and recurrent, drug-refractory VT documented by 12-lead ECG… CONTINUE READING